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Old July 11, 2013, 07:52 AM   #1
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Filming the Bad Guy's View

The most common question I get is, "How do you film the Bad Guy's View?"...which is usually followed by, "Do you ever shoot your camera?"

The answer to the second question is , "No." , but I have ruined a few tripods from the legs taking hits from downward deflecting bullet fragments.

To answer the first question, this video shows exactly how I film the BGV. On the video I run through it twice, first with a Remington New Model Army Revolver and then with a Third Model Dragoon.

So, if you were wondering...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xl45_pbmF8
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Old July 11, 2013, 09:19 AM   #2
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I now know how, but I don't know why.
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Old July 11, 2013, 09:59 AM   #3
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Nice! I like your videos, from all the angles. And it is very impressive from the "business end" as well. Keep up the great work!
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Old July 11, 2013, 03:36 PM   #4
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That's exactly how I figured you video the bad guy's view Mike. But what I'd like to know is how do you video those closeups of loading and disassembling when both your hands are busy with the gun? Too close for tripod work I think, so how do you video those closeups when both your hands are obviously in the video being busy with the gun?


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Old July 11, 2013, 03:44 PM   #5
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I would think you'd lay a sheet of sheet metal against the tripod and have a piece of plexiglass in front of the camera itself.



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Old July 11, 2013, 05:30 PM   #6
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Purty sure the tripod's knees were quivering some.
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Old July 12, 2013, 04:51 AM   #7
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Oh....

I thought the tripod was the "bad guy."
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Old July 12, 2013, 08:42 AM   #8
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Bill,

I use a tripod to film the shot where I'm loading or working on the gun. Usually in those scenes the tripod and camera are right in front of me and I have to reach around to do whatever the action is. It is actually pretty awkward.
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Old July 12, 2013, 11:25 AM   #9
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Thanks!

Thanks Mike for the info and all your videos and article.
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Old July 12, 2013, 11:52 AM   #10
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Quote:
I use a tripod to film the shot where I'm loading or working on the gun. Usually in those scenes the tripod and camera are right in front of me and I have to reach around to do whatever the action is. It is actually pretty awkward.
I bet it is. Thanks for your dedication.
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Old July 12, 2013, 01:30 PM   #11
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Thanks for explaining how you get the close up shots with both hands busy Mike. Always enjoy your videos, they are very informative and just plain fun to watch.



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